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How to Get to Komodo Island from Phuket

Visiting Komodo Island is one of the must-visit bucket lists for travelers worldwide, with no exception from Phuket. Komodo Island offers stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, and other biodiversity that can only be found on Komodo Island, making it the perfect place to spend a vacation.

The Komodo Island is part of Komodo National Park, which is located between East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It is known for its giant lizard, the Komodo dragon, which can only be found in this park.  

This island is not only home to Komodo dragons, but it also offers a unique, mesmerizing natural landscape and a variety of wildlife. It is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Indonesia—no wonder this park has become one of the UNESCO Heritage World sites. 

Exploring the Komodo Island will be an experience you won’t forget. The island should be on your bucket list at least once in your life. Do you want to start new adventures on Komodo Island? We have compiled a guide on how to get to Komodo Island from Phuket if you need to! 

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From Phuket to Komodo Island

Planning a route to this fascinating destination from Phuket will be an exciting adventure. The distance between Phuket and Komodo Island in Indonesia varies depending on the starting point and route chosen. However, it is approximately 4,496 kilometers or about 2,794 miles.

This thrilling journey involves a flight and a boat trip, so having a precise route and flexible time will ease the process. This comprehensive guide will help you find the best routes from Phuket to Komodo Island.

Take a Flight from Phuket to Komodo Island

The most convenient and best way to get to Komodo Island from Phuket is by plane. However, there is no direct flight from Phuket to Komodo Island. Several airlines provide connecting flights to Komodo Island, including stops at any big airport in Indonesia. You can choose from the following flight options. 

A. Phuket Airport [HKT] to Komodo Island via Singapore and Bali

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  • Outbound flight: Depart from Singapore Changi Airport at 20:10 and arrive at Komodo Airport at 14:25, a day later.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes around 17 hours and 15 minutes, including two stopovers at Singapore Changi [SIN] and Ngurah Rai Airport [DPS]. 
  • Estimated cost: This flight route is operated by Singapore Airlines + Garuda Indonesia, and it will cost you approximately USD 438.

B. Phuket Airport [HKT] to Komodo Island via Malaysia and Bali

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  • Outbound flight: Depart from Phuket Airport at 13:15 and arrive at Komodo Airport at 08:20, a day later.
  • Details of flight: This flight takes around 18 hours and 5 minutes, including two stopovers at Kuala Lumpur [KUL] and Ngurah Rai Airport [DPS].
  • Estimated cost: This flight route is operated by Batik Air Malaysia + AirAsia Indonesia, and it will cost you approximately USD 209.

C. Phuket Airport [HKT] to Komodo Island via Bangkok and Jakarta

Phuket - Bangkok - Bali - Komodo Island Map

  • Outbound flight: Depart from Phuket Airport at 10:20 and arrive at Komodo Airport at 14:35, a day later. 
  • Details of flight: This flight takes around 27 hours and 15 minutes, including stopovers at Suvarnabhumi [BKK] and Soekarno-Hatta Airport [SIN]. 
  • Estimated cost: This flight route is operated by Bangkok Airlines + Garuda Indonesia, and it will cost you approximately USD 483.

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Boat Trip to Komodo Island

Please Note! The Komodo National Park is only accessible by boat from Labuan Bajo Port, so you must transfer from Komodo Airport. You can take a taxi from the airport, which will cost about USD 6.2, depending on the season. 

The best way to experience Komodo Island is to take an overnight boat trip. You can book a Komodo tour package ranging from 3 to 9 nights, according to your preference. Make sure you book your Komodo Island Boat Tour in advance before visiting Komodo National Park. Due to a limited number of boats, tours in Labuan Bajo can even be fully booked one to two months in advance. You should book your Komodo boat trip with a trusted tour operator like Komodo Luxury, who has experience with Komodo. 

Komodo Luxury provides tours with highly skilled guides and is one of the top tour operators in Labuan Bajo. Our dedicated team will care for your holiday needs to create an unforgettable experience. We offer Komodo Island Tour Packages, which include a luxurious live-aboard boat tour while sailing the island. The following packages are available to you!

A. Komodo Boat Tour – Private Sailing Tour

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Those who want more privacy while sailing with their loved ones should opt for the private sailing package. We dedicate the entire boat to you, and we will accommodate your needs regarding the duration and destination of your trip.

B. Komodo Boat Tour – Open/Share Trip

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A solo traveler, couple, or small group will benefit greatly from an open/shared package. Besides providing a cost-effective solution to your sailing needs, it also allows you to meet new people along the way.   

C. Komodo Boat Tour – One-Day/Full-Day Trip

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A full-day/one-day trip is a good choice if you have limited time but still want to explore Komodo National Park. On a speedboat, you can explore the best of Komodo National Park in a single day.

How Much Does It Cost to Komodo Island 

Tourists must pay entrance fees for Komodo Island in IDR (cash only). Make sure you have approximately IDR 600,000 or USD 37 on hand. Komodo National Park entrance fee and snorkeling fees are included in this price. 

If you bring a drone and wish to capture a breathtaking aerial view in the Komodo Island zone, you must obtain drone flight permission. The estimated drone flight permission fee is around IDR 1,030,000 or USD 6,341.

Do you plan to take a Komodo Island boat tour from Phuket? Let us know if you have any questions, and we will be pleased to assist you. Make your dream journey a reality by letting us handle your trip!

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